Limones Restaurant

4.8
4234 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Around the corner from the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville, Limones Restaurant provides an inspirational mix of Mexican and Californian cuisine along with inventive bar selections served by a warm, professional staff. Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4234 people are saying
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Marylu
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate in the bar area, at a nice spot facing the window, as the dining room was booked. It was a VERY COLD night, and there was a draft from the door as people came in, and folks standing nearby waiting to be seated. Otherwise, our experience was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable, and attentive, and took great care of us. The scallops were amazing, as was the market fish special. We splurged on desert, the flowerless chocolate torte, and and spicy coffee with tequila. The combination of flavors was out of this world good! I highly recommend Limones and can’t wait to return. Will try to get a table in the main dining area the next time, but would gladly sit in the bar area if need be in order to enjoy the magnificent food and service if that was the only spot available.

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vipb5784
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful experience. A Mexican restaurant that was a uniquely sophisticated luxurious meal. The margaritas were innovative with an extensive list of tequila and mezcal. The street corn was the best we ever had. Lobster nachos were elegant and very tasty. The rack of lamb with olive chimchurra was so unexpected in a Mexican restaurant and very special. A wonderful experience. A truly gourmet restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite restaurant in Asheville! Everything we ordered was delicious. And the service was wonderful. Top notch experience all around!

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BobI
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently outstanding. The ceviche sampler is a must.

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WendyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The appetizers were great. Highly recommend the ceviche sampler and chili relleno. Entrees were just OK ( our table got the lamb dish, pork dish, and beef tacos). Service was slow.

Limones Restaurant
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us. We are disappointed that you didn’t enjoy your entrees & felt the service was slow. We want to ensure that guests are happy with all aspects of their meal & are sorry we missed the mark. We try to balance between allowing our guests time to dine at a leisurely pace, while also being efficient & timely. However, we do occasionally fall short & strive to improve based on guest feedback. We hope you will join us again in the future.

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RachelB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! We loved the cocktails, ceviche sampler, entrees and the dessert. Churros and bread pudding were outstanding. :)

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SouthernGirl
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was out of this world! The food was delicious and the wait staff was excellent. Absolutely great experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance was great the food was delicious! We had a great time, we weren’t rushed out despite being the last table sat. We had the lobster nachos and seafood Tom yum soup with scallops, shrimp, and lobster and then tres leches cake to finish. It was all so delicious! Definitely recommend making a reservation ahead of time and putting on the list to visit!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service here is amazing! They had great recommendations for food and beverage. Our drinks and food came out extremely quickly, it was amazing. The lobster nachos and the traditional marg were my fav.

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Jancy
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones is my favorite restaurant in Asheville. The menu changes often, and you cannot go wrong with anything. Perfect atmosphere, great food, great drinks. Do yourself a favor and sit at the bar - Julian and Doug are the best!!

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vipdallasgal
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely environment

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it there! My margarita and the civeche were impeccable! Love supporting Hugo and Amy!

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LeeB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our must eat places in Asheville. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Asheville to celebrate our friends birthday. Second time we’ve been to Limones and it didn’t disappoint! Everything was excellent.

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vipJonD
Western NC
70 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pandemic had kept us from dining at our favorite restaurants this past year and we have started to venture out. We are Asheville locals and Limone’s was, and still is, a favorite of ours. Everything about the evening was fantastic! If you plan on visiting Asheville, make a dinner reservation at Limone’s, you will not be disappointed. If you are locals, you already know how great it is!

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BarbaraA
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We returned after a year of Covid to celebrate birthdays. Expanded space was nice. Food and service extraordinary, as always.

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Foodlover40
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Probably the worst seat in the house right behind host/hostess stand. Food was incredibly bland, ceviche lacking acid, salt, flavor, etc. chips not salted or seasoned. Least flavorful Caesar salad ever, lobster nachos very underwhelming, they were out of the lengua which we were looking forward to. Had to order a side of hot sauce and use the lime on my water to try to make dishes taste good. Nothing special about this place except the tequila. Overpriced and under executed.

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DavidT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class meal. Great service. Lovely setting. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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NCLady
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with part of the family...post 2 week 2nd vaccine celebrations!!!!

So nice to be back & our dinner was as amazing as it always used to be! 🙌🏼
We sat at the bar & Julian took exceptional care of us - thank you Julian.

Amy & Hugo, so happy to be back in your space enjoying your fabulous menu! 🎉

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TaylorF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktail list and fabulous food! I could have eaten everything on the menu. Outstanding service and just an overall pleasant experience. Will continue to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town from Chattanooga with my husband; hostess was amazing and figured out our reservation glitch with open table.
Ceviche sampler was awesome; enjoyed the carne asada and seafood Tom Yum.
Washed it down with a berry habanero margarita and three desserts: churros, bread pudding, and tres leches. Not sure when we’re going to be able to eat again, but we will be back!

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Merissa
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seana was an incredible waitress! She did a wonderful job recommending various items on the menu and pacing the meal well. She also congratulated us on our upcoming marriage anniversary and even treated us to a free toast of bubbly!

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HighlyZenithal
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasteful and unique food and drinks, will definitely be back!

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vipFoodieFan
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our favorite restaurant visit during our trip to Ashville. Food and service was outstanding!

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vipstorkiegirl
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!!! The margaritas were just as good as the food!! This is going to top of our list of Asheville restaurants!

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vipNatashaL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Service was impeccable (we had Shawna...her knowledge on the food & the drink menu was top notch! We just about ordered all her favorites!!), drinks were refreshing and the apps and main dishes were DELICIOUS!! THE best scallops I have ever had! We were a table of four and we couldn’t have been more satisfied with everything!

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TonyArizona
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best start to finish experience we had in a restaurant in Asheville. Keep in mind that it is the Covid era and it was hard to get in "good" restaurant's but it would be hard to beat Limones. From the hostess to the app's, meals and drinks. Great place. Highly recommend.

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Kronzy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extraordinary! Service was great. Great selection of tequila. Food is seriously some thing that you do not get at most restaurants. Super impressed.

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JPier
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to go to Limones when we visit Asheville and it did not disappoint. Julien was our waiter and he did an excellent job of going over the menu with us. His recommendations were perfect. The ceviche sampler was outstanding. My husband had the scallops. He said they were cooked to perfection. I had the pork tenderloin with kale. It was wonderful. We enjoyed the chocolate flourless cake as part of my husband's birthday . Everything about the dinner was perfect! We are so glad we made the reservation before our trip so we could enjoy it all.

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have been Limones fans for years, but the food was just not up to their standards. Probably will not go back.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on April 11, 2021

Hi Charles, We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your dinner with us. I checked with your server & they were not aware that you were displeased with your selections. We would have absolutely replaced any dish you weren't enjoying. I have passed this along to the chef in order to make improvements where necessary. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future. Take care, Limones

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DonaldB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service - from the hostess to the bartender.

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vipcatharined
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu and great service would easily go again and again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great time and delicious food!

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vipSTLMC
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The lobster nachos and ceviche sampler were our favorites. Service was great too. So glad we tried this restaurant on our vacation!

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Philip
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, but dine there for everyday as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ceviche and scallops and margaritas! This restaurant was recommended by a friend... and it did not disappoint.

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JoniR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food looked beautiful but was really lackluster. All 3 dishes were presented well but just flavor. It was really disappointing. Prices were on par for an Avl. restaurants.

Limones Restaurant
Responded on April 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience. We're disappointed that the food wasn't to your liking, but we always welcome constructive criticism. I have passed along this information to our chef so that we may make improvements where necessary. Thank you again for dining with us & we hope to see again. Take care, Limones

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vipEdwinaT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were made to feel welcomed & so special. We chose Limones to celebrate our anniversary and glad we did. The cuisine was outstanding and bursting with flavors!! Complimentary champagne was given for us to toast! Service was outstanding as well as the patrons. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect for any occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limones never disappoints! Everything was perfect: the food, the service, the ambiance, the beverages, our server. It’s our favorite restaurant in Asheville and we’re so glad it re-opened. The renovations are beautiful and all social distancing guidelines were being followed. We’ll be back again and again and again!

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Limones Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 4234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.